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Allied Health Major, B.S. (Allied Health Leadership Concentration)


Department Information


Department of Allied Health Sciences
PO Box 70573
Phone: (423) 439-5050
Web Adress: https://www.etsu.edu/crhs/allied-health/

The Allied Health Leadership concentration is designed to offer students with Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees or certificates in Allied Health fields the opportunity to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree by using more of their A.A.S. credits or certificate hours than normally transfer to a four-year institution. This concentration allows A.A.S. graduates the opportunity to receive undergraduate credit for allied health professional courses completed at a community college or training facility.

The B.S. completion program is designed for health care providers in a medical field such as medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, cardiovascular technology, physical therapy assistant, and occupational therapy assistant. This concentration will build upon existing professional knowledge to enhance skills in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and leadership theories. In addition, the concentration will equip graduates with entry-level management, group dynamics, and supervisory skills as they relate to the allied health disciplines. Successful completion of the concentration will increase the mobility of the graduate into leadership positions in their respective profession.

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Allied Health Leadership concentration must meet the following criteria:

  • College GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (developmental studies grades/quality points excluded)
  • Official transcripts and proof of graduation from an accredited allied health Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or certificate program (i.e. Med Lab Tech, Medical Assistant, OTA, PTA) 
  • Licensed or eligible for professional licensure in discipline.

Regular meetings with the academic advisor for this program are strongly recommended.

Upon successful completion of ALHE 3010 - Allied Health Professionals  and ALHE 4070 - Leadership in Allied Health  students will be awarded a grade of “P” will be entered for ALHE 2020 - Patient Care and Assessment   (2 credits) ALHE 2020 - Patient Care and Assessment  (3 credits).

Degree Requirements: 120 credits


Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 49 credits
     Major Core    (20 credits)
     Bridge    (5 credits)
    Concentration    (24 credits)
    Advisor Approved Electives    (15 credits)
Free Electives 1-15 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: Allied Health Major, B.S. (Allied Health Leadership Concentration)  

Compass Core Curriculum   

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Major Specific courses listed in Compass Core Curriculum Requirements:

Total Requirements for Allied Health Major: 49 credits


No Minor Required


Free Electives: 1-15 credits


Additional Information


Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. CSCI 1100  has arequired lab course, CSCI 1150 .

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.